Hidden in Plain View

Mr. Dobard talked about his new book, Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad, published by Bantam… read more

Hidden in Plain View Mr. Dobard talked about his new book, Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad, published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group. The author was inspired to write the story after his co-author, Janet Tobin, was told of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code by an old quiltmaker. The authors discovered that when the quilts were hung outside to dry, their secret patterns gave the slaves directions to escape routes. Mr. Dobard also presented some quilts and answered questions from audience members. close

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Hidden in Plain View

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Program ID:
169359-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Columbia, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2002 | 10:10pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 25, 2003 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 31, 2002 | 10:10pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2002 | 4:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2002 | 11:11am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 2003 | 10:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 25, 2003 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
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